Saturday, May 28, 2011

"I don't believe what I just saw!"

Kirk Gibson's 1988 home runKirk Gibson was born today in 1957. He's not one of my favorite players; it's not that I don't like him, it's that he never played for a team I like - in fact, played most of his career for a team I don't like at all.

But his home run in 1988 off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the World Series is one of the all-time great moments in sports.

So, Happy Birthday, Kirk.

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At 10:38 AM, May 28, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

As great as Bill Mazeroski's Series-winning home run over the Forbes Field left-field wall in seven against the team-that-must-not-be-named? I think not!

I attended the 40th anniversary commemorative celebration at the vestige of that wall on the Pitt campus on October 13, 2000, when Maz himself (a rather shy, self-effacing fellow) was finally persuaded by three of his former teammates (included pitcher-turned-broadcaster Nellie King, RIP) to come to one of the festivities -- what a great guy!

At 3:44 PM, May 28, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Not the greatest, no. But definitely up there. Like Pudge's 12th inning homer in Game 6 in '75.


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